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Marant is part of D & M holdings. The company is up for sale and they are consolidatring a lot of functions of the various cpmpanies they own (Denon, Boston Acoustics, Snell yada). The idea I think is to reduce corporate over head and make the sheets look better. For example, Marantz customer service is being out housed to their factor reps. Sub ing service I* think is a reaonable expectation. Times are changing for their companies.
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For example, Marantz customer service is being out housed to their factor reps.

News to me.

I'm going up to our Mahwah HQ on Thursday to train our customer service reps.

We consolodate where it makes sense. Our benefits plan, stuff like that.

I wouldn't worry about our health.

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Seems like owners of the 15S1 are happy and hunkered down watching movies instead of complaining on AVS...
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Seems like owners of the 15S1 are happy and hunkered down watching movies instead of complaining on AVS...

I'm enjoying mine and going to use the DVE HD Basics HD disc to calibrate it shortly.

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I'm enjoying mine and going to use the DVE HD Basics HD disc to calibrate it shortly.


So have you completed calibrating your Marantz? How does it look?
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Seems like owners of the 15S1 are happy and hunkered down watching movies instead of complaining on AVS...

That is so true for me. Was once watching the projector forum everyday here, now just check once or twice a week for whats new to keep up to date. One happy owner here. Watching more movies on my 15S1 than I did on my S3. Fantastic projector though owners already know that.
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should be recieving mine some time next week. Very excited!
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Was once watching the projector forum everyday here, now just check once or twice a week for whats new to keep up to date... One happy owner here... Fantastic projector though owners already know that.

Same here. Very true.

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Well, there are VP15S1 owners out there after all...
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I am one of them also. I watch more movies now than ever before.
Of course I have Blu-Ray and HD-DVD to help out? grin
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My 15s1 is fixed and working great. The power source failed. Took 2 weeks to fix . Great service.
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My 15s1 is fixed and working great. The power source failed. Took 2 weeks to fix . Great service.


Good to hear you're satisfied. Who did you send it to?
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White/green pattern question:

I have had mine installed for about two months and love it. I originally had it mounted on 12" pole, which kept it in the white pattern. It seemed a little low over the riser, so I put it on an 8" pole. Now I am in the green pattern. I think I notice a slight difference in the picture but I am not sure. Does anyone have a recommendation/experience with the difference in picture quality between white and green pattern areas. I could live with the 12" pole, but would prefer it higher and DO NOT want to degrade picture quality.

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White/green pattern question:

I have had mine installed for about two months and love it. I originally had it mounted on 12" pole, which kept it in the white pattern. It seemed a little low over the riser, so I put it on an 8" pole. Now I am in the green pattern. I think I notice a slight difference in the picture but I am not sure. Does anyone have a recommendation/experience with the difference in picture quality between white and green pattern areas. I could live with the 12" pole, but would prefer it higher and DO NOT want to degrade picture quality.

Thanks.

I did that when I had the 11S1. I was barely above the screen in the green range, and I moved it down a few inches into the white range. Did not notice any difference, but it felt better psychologically. I suspect there may be a noticable difference if you were dealing with a larger vertical shift, but since you are probably barely in the green range, you should be fine.
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What is a white and green range/pattern?


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What is a white and green range/pattern?

It's a test pattern produced by the PJ. When lens shift is within optimal shift range the pattern is white. If you shift beyond this range it turns green.

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Hi guys

I am very keen to look at one of the VP-15S1 as a replacement for my CRT, what are the best prices you have seen on these in both the US and imported from Asia?
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Glenn...your best best is to contact Jason or one of the other guys at the AVS store. I'm sure that is where the majority of us purchased our PJs, and they'll make you a good deal .

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I'm planning on getting this projector or a RS1x in the upcoming weeks. I'm actually going to see both of them live soon, but I want to ask a few questions before I fall in love with one these babies.

1- Either projector will be place about 10.5' from the screen, a 92" Stewart Studio Tek 130 G3. I want to place a second row of seats about 8' away from the screen. Will I see any screen door effect or artifacts with the Marantz?

2- My ceilings are very high. The Marantz manual says I can place the projector over 14" from the top of the screen, meaning that I would have to buy a long extension or lower that part of the ceiling. How far up can I place the projector and still be in the white pattern zone and not loose any picture quality?

3- Can the Marantz hadle 1080p/24hz as well as the RS1x?

Thanks very much in advance.
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To answer your questions:

1. There is no screen door effect on this projector or any other 1080p projector that I know, unlike 720p. To see the screen doors, you'll have to come real close, like a foot or less or your nose close to the screen. If you own a microperf screen, then it's totally invisible.

2. How high is your ceiling? If it's real high, then you'll probably need to use an extension or raise your screen.

3. Yes! The 15s1 can handle 1080p/24Hz. I have both HDDVD & Blu-ray and I always use 24Hz for film-base material. You can set it up on your players for 1080p/24Hz output or Auto. The PJ will automatically detect the rates, 60Hz, 24Hz, then lock in on it.

Marantz is a very well, built like a tank projector and is worth every penny spent on.
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1- Either projector will be place about 10.5' from the screen, a 92" Stewart Studio Tek 130 G3. I want to place a second row of seats about 8' away from the screen. Will I see any screen door effect or artifacts with the Marantz?

You will need to be much closer to the screen than 8' to notice pixel structure on either PJ based on my observations. (I've owned a JVC (HD1) and a Marantz (11S2))

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3- Can the Marantz hadle 1080p/24hz as well as the RS1x?

Both PJ's appear to properly process 1080p/24. I had issues with motion smear on the JVC. I believe may be related to sample and hold that is inherent to the way LCD/LCOS works. It appears his is a physiological issue (similar to RBE) and may be a problem for some and not for others.

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Thank you so much for the quick reply, guys.


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To answer your questions:

2. How high is your ceiling? If it's real high, then you'll probably need to use an extension or raise your screen.

My ceiling is 13' high. I know I need to get an extension, but since the lens shift alows me to be as high as 14" over the top of the screen, I wanted to know if I still be in white pattern zone and not loose any picture quality at 14" over the top of screen.

Thanks again.
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According to a post by cal87, he's on the green range and didn't see any difference in picture quality.
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According to a post by cal87, he's on the green range and didn't see any difference in picture quality.

Looks like the projector must be within the screen frame to be in the white pattern zone. That will place the projector to low for me, but I could live with the green zone if there's no other choice.
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According to a post by cal87, he's on the green range and didn't see any difference in picture quality.

To be fair, that was the 11S1, and I now have the 11S2. I was barely in the green zone ~3", and I did move it barely into the white zone ~3". The white zone starts at the top of the screen. I'm not sure what you get when you are way above the top of the screen.
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To be fair, that was the 11S1, and I now have the 11S2. I was barely in the green zone ~3", and I did move it barely into the white zone ~3". The white zone starts at the top of the screen. I'm not sure what you get when you are way above the top of the screen.

Cal, so the projector must definitely be within the screen frame to be in the white zone? I think I could lower it to be level with the top of the screen, but I should lower the ceiling anyway.

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It starts right about the top of the screen. It's not like if you move your projector a few mm into the green range, your picture goes to crap. Don't worry about it too much. If you can get there, fine, but if you are reasonably close, that is probably good enough.
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To be on the safe side, just set your vertical shift to default center, install your PJ on the ceiling with the extension and then adjust your extension so that the picture is centered to the screen. If the extension is too low, then raise it and adjust vertical shift as soon long as it is in the white zone.
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To be on the safe side, just set your vertical shift to default center, install your PJ on the ceiling with the extension and then adjust your extension so that the picture is centered to the screen. If the extension is too low, then raise it and adjust vertical shift as soon long as it is in the white zone.

I'll make a note of that.

Since I'm adding an extra row of seats, the screen must be higher eye level with the first row of seats. In the end, I think it won't be a problem.
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